MBS FileMaker Plugin Example Databases

AutoFilter

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AutoFilter.fmp12

Overview
Tables1
Relationships0
Layouts1
Scripts2
Value Lists0
Custom Functions0
Custom Menus33
File Options
Default custom menu set[Standard FileMaker Menus]
When opening file
Minimum allowed version12.0
Login usingAccount Name; Account= Admin
Allow user to save passwordOff
Require iOS passcodeOff
Switch to layoutOff
Hide all toolbarsOff
Script triggers
OnFirstWindowOpenOff
OnLastWindowCloseOff
OnWindowOpenOff
OnWindowCloseOff
OnFileAVPlayerChangeOff
Thumbnail Settings
Generate ThumbnailsOn; Temporary

 

Tables

Table Name
Statistics
Occurrences in Relationship Graph
Writing data
1 field defined, 1 record
Writing data

Fields

Table Name: Writing data - 1 Fields
Field NameTypeOptionsCommentsOn LayoutsIn RelationshipsIn ScriptsIn Value Lists
OutputNormal, BinaryAuto-Enter:
  • Allow editing
Validation:
  • Only during data entry
Storage:
  • Repetitions: 1

      Layout Objects: Writing data

      Regular Fields

      Field Name: Writing data::Output
      Field PropertiesCoordinatesField FormatField BehaviorQuick Find
      • Top: 24 pt
      • Left: 138 pt
      • Bottom: 269 pt
      • Right: 391 pt
      • Anchoring: Left, Top
      Field Format:
      • Edit Box
      Field Behavior:
      • Allow field to be entered: In Find mode, In Browse mode
      • Touch keyboard type: System Default
      • Go to next field using: Tab key
      No

      Group Buttons

      Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
        Type:
      • Text: Create Excel file
        Additional Properties:
      • Change to hand cursor over button
      • Rectangular
      • Top: 30 pt
      • Left: 414 pt
      • Bottom: 56 pt
      • Right: 541 pt
      • Anchoring: Left, Top
      Perform Script [ “Create” ]

      Scripts:


      Buttons

      Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
        Type:
      • Text: MBS Plugin Website
      • Top: 287 pt
      • Left: 15 pt
      • Bottom: 313 pt
      • Right: 168 pt
      • Anchoring: Left, Top
      Open URL [ "http://monkeybreadsoftware.com/filemaker/" ] [ No dialog ]

      Button PropertiesCoordinatesScript/Script Step
        Type:
      • Text: Order LibXL License
      • Top: 287 pt
      • Left: 176 pt
      • Bottom: 313 pt
      • Right: 329 pt
      • Anchoring: Left, Top
      Open URL [ "http://monkeybreadsoftware.com/filemaker/xl.shtml" ] [ No dialog ]

      Script Hierarchy

      Create
      InitXL

      Next Script: [InitXL]
      Script NameCreate
      Run script with full access privilegesOff
      Include In MenuYes
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              Previous Script: [Create]
              Script NameInitXL
              Run script with full access privilegesOff
              Include In MenuYes
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                Script Definition
                Script Steps
                • #Find libXL and load it
                • #you can have libraries in container and export at runtime to folder of your choice.
                • #Or install library somewhere and pass path.
                • #If library is in same folder as plugin, you can only pass only file name.
                • If [ MBS("IsServer") ]
                • #Put the path you use for your server here:
                • If [ Get(SystemPlatform) = -2 ]
                • #Server on Windows
                • Set Variable [ $path; Value:"C:\Programs\FileMaker Server\libxl.dll" ]
                • Else If [ MBS("IsLinux") ]
                • #Server on Linux for FileMaker Cloud
                • Set Variable [ $path; Value:"/opt/FileMaker/FileMaker Server/libxl.so" ]
                • Else
                • #Server on Mac
                • Set Variable [ $path; Value: "/Library/FileMaker Server/libxl.dylib" ]
                • End If
                • Else
                • #For desktop and our examples we look in same folder as database:
                • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:Get(FilePath) ]
                • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:MBS("Path.FilemakerPathToNativePath"; $databasePath) ]
                • Set Variable [ $databasePath; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; ".fp7" ; ".fmp12") ]
                • Set Variable [ $databaseName; Value:Get(FileName) & ".fmp12" ]
                • If [ Get(SystemPlatform) = -2 ]
                • Set Variable [ $path; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; $databaseName ; "libxl.dll" ) ]
                • #plugin will look for libxl.dll and if not found also for libxl64.dll (64-bit) and libxl32.dll (32-bit).
                • Else
                • Set Variable [ $path; Value:Substitute ( $databasePath ; $databaseName ; "libxl.dylib" ) ]
                • #Mac dylib is usually 32 and 64 bit together.
                • End If
                • End If
                • #You can test for free.
                • #If you like to get a LibXL license, please follow links on our pricing page:
                • #https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/filemaker/pricing.shtml
                • Set Variable [ $LicenseeName; Value:"your name" ]
                • Set Variable [ $LicenseKey; Value:"your LibXL license key" ]
                • Set Variable [ $r; Value:MBS( "XL.Initialize"; $path; $LicenseeName; $LicenseKey) ]
                • If [ $r ≠ "OK" ]
                • Show Custom Dialog [ Title: "Error"; Message: $r; Default Button: “OK”, Commit: “No”; Button 2: “Cancel”, Commit: “No” ]
                • Halt Script
                • End If
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